Kelimutu, Flores

3:45… darkness still owned the night, but the countless stars signified a cloudless sky. Piling into a neon orange bemo, the twisting climb to Kelimutu National Park began. From the parking lot a short 30 minute walk lit by narrow beams of light from our torches brought me to the viewpoint. The darkness retreated as … More Kelimutu, Flores

Mae Hong Son Loop

Day 1 – To Pai I awoke to a cloudy dull gray canvas of a sky hoping it would not do as it threatened. I readied myself to undertake the first leg of my long awaited journey, the 762 curves leading up to Pai from Chiang Mai. I stepped outside in the quiet streets of … More Mae Hong Son Loop

Sangkhlaburi, Thailand

Only about 25 kilometers from the Burmese border, set amongst the mountains blanketed in lush jungle Sangkhlaburi lies off the well-trodden path that most take around this spectacular country. A place with few foreigners, but instead many Thai tourists escaping the cities come here as an almost secret getaway. Home to serene picturesque landscape, both … More Sangkhlaburi, Thailand

Hoi An, Vietnam

Picturesque, calm, preserved and silk induced, this town of tailors is a UNESCO World Heritage city in Central Vietnam. Myself, it has been a place of rest and relaxation in a country full of seemingly chaotic cities, as well as a place of indulgence. While the hundreds of tailors can be overwhelming at times, it … More Hoi An, Vietnam

Inle Lake, Myanmar

In the Shan State of Myanmar, just below Nyaungshwe sits picturesque Inle Lake. A place where the past is still present with traditional fishing methods being practiced. Old fashioned handicrafts still being made from textiles, jewellery and even hand rolled cheroots produced by the hundreds daily. A boat can easily be hired to discover the … More Inle Lake, Myanmar

Varkala, India

  In the south of India, in the jewel state of Kerala sits Varkala. Perched high above on the red cliffs that line the coast it was a place of relaxation and pure enjoyment. A rocky decline down to the beach where the waves crashed (with quite the undertow to be careful of), you could … More Varkala, India

Shimla, India

Located in the picturesque foothills of the Himalayas, the capital of Himachal Pradesh and once the summer capital of British India. Shimla is the terminus for one of the three Mountain Railways of India, a UNESCO World Heritage site. A 96 km long single rail link built in the mid nineteenth century connecting Kalka and … More Shimla, India

Sukothai, Thailand

A city on the central plains of Thailand, a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is located nearly right in the middle of the two biggest cities, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. For a short time in the 13th and 14th centuries, Sukhothai presided as Thailand’s capital. Old Sukhothai is now a gathering of exquisite ruins, where the … More Sukothai, Thailand